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  • Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have ...

  • Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican ...

  • Obama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan's new leaders to visit the White House early next year. The White House says Obama spoke by videoconference Wednesday with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (ahsh-RAHF' gah-NEE' ah-mahd-ZEYE') and ...

  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and ...

  • Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms for CIA officers mentioned in the document. ...

  • US increases security, though no threats cited

    5 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was ...

  • Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

    5 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship ...

  • AP NewsAlert

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: Canada shooting 'tragic' — 'we're all shaken by it'; no information on motive.

  • DHS: No specific threat to US amid Canada shooting

    7 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department says there is no specific threat to the U.S. amid the ongoing shooting incident in Ottawa, Ontario. The department said Wednesday that it is continuing to monitor the situation in the Canadian capital, ...

  • Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

    7 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has condemned fatal shootings in Canada as "outrageous attacks" and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response. The White House says Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ...

  • Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

    10 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly rediscovered dinosaur has scientists pulling out descriptions like goofy and weird. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found two large arm bones in Mongolia and figured they came from a fearsome dinosaur with killer claws. Now, ...

  • NKorea's release of US man surprised negotiator

    10 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's release of an Ohio man this week was a surprise to a retired American ambassador who negotiated with Pyongyang for Jeffrey Fowle's freedom. Tony Hall, a former diplomat and congressman from Ohio, said on Wednesday ...

  • Solar flare knocks out some radio temporarily

    10 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening. Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Christopher Balch said it affected radio that uses part of the ...

  • Pentagon: 1 weapons bundle seized by militants

    10 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, says ...

  • Jury returns guilty verdicts for all 4 former Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shootings

    10 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury returns guilty verdicts for all 4 former Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shootings.

  • Jury has reached a verdict in the case of 4 Blackwater security guards

    12 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury has reached a verdict in the case of 4 Blackwater security guards.

  • Investigators question Secret Service assignment

    19 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute ...

  • Gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

    15 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year. ...

  • Democratic chair: Election is 'neck and neck'

    15 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation. Florida Congressman Deborah Wasserman-Schultz says Nov. 4 isn't a referendum on President Barack Obama. And she's ...

  • US gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

    18 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to apply for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions ...

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